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Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)
COGS to Revenue
0.82 (As of Dec. 2014)

Arch Coal Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was \$611 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was \$745 Mil.

Arch Coal Inc's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was 0.82.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Arch Coal Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was 18.06%.

Definition

Arch Coal Inc's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 2566.193 / 2937.119 = 0.87

Arch Coal Inc's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 610.646 / 745.192 = 0.82

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Explanation

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin.

Arch Coal Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

 Gross Margin = 1 - COGS to Revenue = 1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 1 - 610.646 / 745.192 = 18.06 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

A company that has a moat can usually maintain or even expand their Gross Margin. A company can increase its Gross Margin in two ways. It can increase the prices of the goods it sells and keeps its Cost of Goods Sold unchanged. Or it can keep the sales price unchanged and squeeze its suppliers to reduce the Cost of Goods Sold. Warren Buffett believes businesses with the power to raise prices have moats.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Arch Coal Inc Annual Data

 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 cogs2rev 0.87 0.76 0.78 0.73 0.80 0.75 0.76 0.83 0.88 0.87

Arch Coal Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 cogs2rev 0.82 0.84 0.86 0.86 0.87 0.93 0.93 0.87 0.87 0.82
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